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Device conflict help

#1 Post by toast822 » Wed May 12, 2004 5:52 pm

Hi -
I just got my hands on a Thinkpad 600E w/ 128 MB Ram and a 4 GB HD.
It came with no OS installed, and I installed Windows 98SE.
It seems to work fine, but there is a conflict in the device manager under Hard Disk contrrollers:
There is an "Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE controller" that conflicts with 2 "Standard Bus Mastering IDE Controller(s)".
The conflicts are:

I/O range 01F0-01F7
I/O range 03F6-03F6
Interrupt Request 14
I/O range 0170-0170
I/O range 0376-0376
Interrupt Request 15
I/O range FCF0-FCFF

All the conflicting resources are in use by the Standard Bus Mastering IDE Controller

Things I've tried:
- Removing the three devices (in various permutations) but on re-boot it re-detects them.
- Started from scratch, re-formatted the hard drive and re-installed '98, but the same thing happened.

I found all the other drivers on the IBM site, but I could not find anything that addresses this issue.
It does not seem to cause much of a problem (system boots fine and runs various apps fine as well), but I'm not too comfortable using a computer with a conflict like this.
Any ideas?

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#2 Post by JHEM » Wed May 12, 2004 7:52 pm


#3 Post by Guest » Wed May 12, 2004 11:23 pm

Not 100% sure with the 600 but Disk contoler issues are usauly fixed with IBM window supplement files

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Device conflict help

#4 Post by Rick Aguinaldo » Sat May 15, 2004 7:30 am

Just apply the APM2APM registry patch from the extracted files from the link that James gave into win98 and the conflict should disappear.

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#5 Post by sktn77a » Sat May 15, 2004 9:25 am

If it doesn't, run the thinkpad configuration utility - that gets rid of it.
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#6 Post by raybay » Sun May 16, 2004 3:32 pm

Not an uncommon problem. Install ALL the downloads for your model, including the text files for installation. Then install them exactly as the instructions you require. There is an install order that works best, but I don't remember it off hand. When I get back to my 600X files, I will post it.

Others have discovered this same problem. Reinstalling the downloads exactly as described will almost always take care of the problem.
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